By Ms*Bindy on September 21, 2005
Photo by Ms*Bindy
Photo by Ms*Bindy
"from www.syracuse.com; posted for Zaar World Tour. When poured on fresh snow, maple syrup becomes a taffy that can be scooped by hand or with a fork. This syrup-snow taffy is called "jack wax." Traditionally, this treat was the feature of the "sugaring off" party held at the sugar house to celebrate the end of the syrup harvest. If it's not snowing in your community, use crushed ice. The above is taken from the web-site where I found the recipe (if it can be called that!)"
Serving Size: 1 (78 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"I was just trying to explain "sugaring off" and "jack wax" to a co-worker! I grew up 30 minutes south of Syracuse, NY and spent many snowy days making & eating jack wax with my grandparents...what great memories...ice skating on the frozen creek & ponds then bringing in the metal tub of fresh snow!! Thank you for bringing back such great memories. I am going home and getting out my maple syrup to share this with my kids!"
"This brought back alot of great memories. I grew up in Rome, NY. I skied at a small place called Woods Valley near Rome. When I was in grade school, the owner of Woods Valley tapped the trees and made Jack Wax at the ski place. It was terrific. I made this for my family. They loved it. Update: Right now we are in the middle of a Noreaster storm. It is snowing like crazy. I just had to make this today. It was great!! We can't do too much today anyway. All the schools are closed."
"I am a huge fan O the Little House series and believe that was the first place I found this...thank you Bunny mom for publishing it. My eleven yr old wants to make it now!!!"
"This is a treat that my mom made with us while I was growing up near Syracuse, NY. We would boil the syrup and pour it on fresh snow. It uses two ingredients that you can always count on in that region - maple syrup and snow! I made this for my kids when it last snowed (with maple syrup my folks brought us from central new york) and they were thrilled! Thanks for bringing back great memories and creating new ones! "
"I grew up in Vermont so this recipe brings back many fond memories. It was always served with donuts and cider. One word of caution though - make sure you dig deep for the snow and of course beware of yellow snow!"
"didn't they make this in one of the Little House on the Prairie books? I'm going to have to try this--when I get out of the city this winter, anyhow."